The educational philosophy of the Scrilli School is that each child is a wonderful creation of God and that we are entrusted with helping that child and the parents grow in wisdom and understanding.
A visitor to our school immediately sees that we have a great diversity among our students, faculty and staff. We believe that this is a real strength of the Scrilli School– diversity is an opportunity for knowledge and growth. This was the dream of Blessed Maria Teresa Scrilli, the foundress of the Institute of Our Lady of Mount Carmel, which sponsors of the Scrilli School.
Classroom activities are presented which teach and reinforce sharing, courtesy, and respect for others. Lessons also focus on listening and obeying one’s teachers and parents. Pre-reading, writing, early math skills, and fine arts skills, such as singing, dancing, free movement, and drawing, are taught.
Students also participate in supervised recreation activities on the playground, weather permitting, each day.
Among the activities the Scrill School promotes, is the Reading is Fundamental Partnership (RIF), yearly pictures, an active PTA, a graduation ceremony, summer sessions, Family Fun Day, Career Day, Fire Safety Month, Thanksgiving Lunch, and a Christmas Play.
There are many opportunities for parents and guardians to participate in the activities of the Scrilli School. Among these are positions within the Parent-Teacher Association, chaperoning a field trips, and being a voluntary role model for our children.
Students are promoted in September, at the beginning of the school year. The promotion of a student from Class A to Class B and/or from Class B to Class C is solely at the discretion of the teacher.
Scrilli School does not issue “grades” but promotes according to the child’s learning capacity and maturity.